Churches Together in England write:
“Church leaders, leading Christian sports organisations and millennial leaders have joined with society to condemn the vile, racist abuse that was poured out over social media following England’s defeat in the final of the UEFA European Football Championship.
Last week the nation gathered with optimistic anticipation that football was #cominghome as the diverse England team overcame Denmark in the semi-final. However, this unity turned toxic as some England fans hurled racist abuse and threatened violence towards the three young black players who took part in Sunday’s nail-biting penalty shoot out.”
Read statements from Church of England’s General Synod, CTE’s Pentecostal and Charismatic President Pastor Agu Irukwu, CTE Orthodox President Archbishop Angaelos, CTE General Secretary Rev Dr Paul Goodliff and others here.